An open letter – June 1st 2020

Dear friends,

We have taken the very hard decision to cancel all dates at Springfields Event Centre, Spalding until further notice.

The earliest we would plan to return is 2021.

This is not a decision that has been taken lightly ; we are not prepared to put anyone at risk while we all work out how we go forward; nor are we prepared to risk the reputation of our fabulous fair by attempting to knock what is in effect “a square peg into a round hole.”

I have contacted a number of stallholders by phone today; you are all extremely understanding and overwhelmingly in support of our decision to preserve the experience – you all agree we cannot achieve the customer service we need to from behind a screen or a mask nor do you think it right that we should half the size of our event and be forced to choose who we keep and who we let down – so – we will all wait until the time is right.

Please forgive me if I haven’t phoned YOU in person; these conversations have been gut-wrenching on the basis that we are emotionally invested in what is ultimately a very social experience.

My and Peter’s own family have been part of the Antiques industry for 60 years – this was not just a Business model for us; it is a link to something that we both have a love, respect and joy for.

All stallholders will receive a refund; your patience is anticipated whilst this is achieved. Please keep an eye on your Bank Account to see the transaction appear; please also bank any cheques received promptly. This will help us ensure a clean slate and also parity when we look to pick up again in the future.

Thank you for your support and understanding.

Pollyanne, Peter and Eva.